Photo credit: Jeri Taylor Photography

Photo credit: Jeri Taylor Photography

Rachael Grossman

I am a certified executive coach and consultant with extensive experience in the corporate, non-profit and social enterprise sectors. As a C-level executive, I developed and managed divisions encompassing new business development, fundraising, marketing and strategic partnerships for Parenting Magazine,, Goodwill Industries, and the Women’s Funding Network. As a coach, I help clients connect the dots by bringing together for-profit smarts and non-profit soul to create solutions that integrate organizational and individual development. As a consultant, I help enterprises develop realistic growth plans, new businesses, diversified revenue strategies, high-impact cross-sector partnerships—and to develop staff capacity to implement these initiatives. I am a Certified Coach with a credential from the International Coach Federation and am a member of the adjunct faculty of New Ventures West. I have benefited from integrated coaching throughout my career and in my life as a wife, mother, dancer and friend. Through these experiences, I have developed a reality-tested resilience, wisdom and sense of joy that I bring to my work with clients.
Certifications: New Ventures West Integral Coaching, Hogan Assessments. For more details on my experience and a list of clients, see my LinkedIn profile.



You have complex challenges; you deserve comprehensive solutions. There are times when you will need different perspectives and expertise so it is a pleasure to collaborate with creative, brainy partners to serve you. 

Barbara Stevenson

Barbara Stevenson is a fundraising professional with two decades of experience in fundraising strategy, strategic planning, institutional fundraising (foundations, corporations, government), and earned revenue development. Previous to launching her own firm in 1995, Stevenson was Development Director for Mercury House and held marketing positions at North Point Press and The New York Review of Books. She has completed Facilitator Training in the Appreciative Inquiry framework. An active community volunteer, she has served in leadership positions on non-profit boards and School Site Councils. For more information about her, see

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Nancy Rubin

Nancy Rubin has followed multiple career paths as a social service, non-profit and health administrator as well as a dance, yoga and movement teacher in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. Rubin credits her "dual career" for her ability to stay present and manage diverse teams in high stress roles, including CEO of a large non-profit and as a high-ranking public health official. Nancy has used her management skills in a variety of environments including a dance company, traditional non-profits, and government programs. She loves to bring the wisdom of nonverbal and movement traditions to more practical life and work circumstances. She is currently working with groups of women who are transitioning into the next phases of their careers and lives, bringing movement wisdom to this exploration work. 
Photo credit: Jeri Taylor Photography.


Sooz Fassberg

Sooz Fassberg is a seasoned pro in marketing, business development, publishing and public relations. Her passion is making connections that produce meaningful results.  With a special fondness for start-ups, she has lead marketing and external engagement efforts at the Centre for Investigative Journalism, the Greater Good Science Center, and Salon, among others.  Fluent in German, French and Spanish, Sooz is all about communications. Be it for business, philanthropy or social activism, she connects clients with what they need to be successful: resources, audiences, expertise and strategy.


For individuals, I offer:

  • Integrated Work/Life Structures
  • Personal Purpose Planning
  • Career Development and Planning
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Care and Resiliency


For organizations, I offer:

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Practical Strategic Planning
  • Development and Marketing
  • Cross-Sector Partnerships